Ellen Chase and Liz Smith with John Tamiazzo, Executive Director, Showers of Blessing (center).
 
Showers of Blessing provides free hot showers, fosters compassionate hygienic care, and offers access to critical services for people experiencing homelessness. Everything provided is free: hot, private shower, socks, underwear, food, 30-day packs of biodegradable wipes, and hand-sewn masks.
 
The Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise donated 248 pairs of women’s socks and 70 pairs of women's underwear valued at $2,980.  
 
John Tamiazzo, Executive Director, Showers of Blessing, indicated there have been more women coming to the showers recently. They hadn't been well stocked of these items so this donation was especially helpful.
 
The Showers of Blessing trailers are set up at seven established sites every week. Their services are free to all people who are without a home or are in temporary or unstable housing.
 
To learn more about Showers of Blessing, view their informational video located here: showersofblessingiv.org
 
Wade, site manager and former guest of SOB, showing where supplies are kept until used.
 
Showers of Blessings volunteer displaying some of the items distributed to clients. 
 
Showing sample of our previous Rotary gift of biodegradable body wipes which were use instead of showers during Covid. 
 
The site location in Isla Vista.
 
Photo (top): Ellen Chase, Community Service Director; John Tamiazzo, Executive Director, Showers of Blessing; and Liz Smith, Community Service Committee Member.
 
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